July 8, 2009
Our Summer Library Program theme is "Be Creative," and over 250 people had lots of opportunities to explore their creativity at our Art Extravaganza yesterday.
Special thanks to Mort McBain who helped kids collaborate to create Scooby Doo and Shrek chalk paintings on the library's patio. Scooby is pictured here. The kids did a great job! Remember that you can see Mort in action on the 400 block at Chalkfest this weekend.
Thanks also to Jayna Hintz and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, who helped kids make fabulous sculptures out of pipe cleaners and foam--this project gave kids a chance to create some really awesome sculptures.
Also--thanks to the volunteers who helped all those kids make projects like fantasy flower pots, photo frames, shakers, drama masks, and dance ribbons. The kids had a terrific time and we could not have done it without your help.
If you like to get up on stage and help tell the story, we have a great program for you next Tuesday, July 14, at 10:30 and 2:00. Favorite storytellers Jean Greenwood & Joni Hahn will be presenting an interactive story program, and they will need your help to tell the stories!
Remember--another "Extravaganza" is coming soon to Wausau--our Talent Extravaganza will be held Tuesday, July 28 at 2:00. Some of our acts will be singers, karate demos and dancers. There are a few spots yet to fill--so sign up as a solo act, or form a group with your friends! Please call the Children's Library at 261-7220 or stop in to sign up and be part of the show. Our performers will need an audience, too, so come and cheer on your friends.